“Come On Home to Baseball,” Ray Stevens

Every now and then I come across a song and wonder how I wasn’t already aware of it.  This is one of those songs.  I like the theme of “home” when it comes to baseball.  It just feels right.  And the overall sound of this particular song seems seasonally appropriate (even if the lyrics are more oriented towards spring).


Bill Murray sings “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as Daffy Duck

I certainly wouldn’t call this my favorite rendition of our pastime’s anthem, but it’s an entertaining one to watch all the same.  Bill Murray at Wrigley Field during Game 3 of the 2016 World Series, singing like Daffy Duck (or Sylvester Cat?).

 

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“Laughing River,” by Greg Brown

This tune is part break-up song, part nostalgia, part baseball, and part hope.  It is also 100% soothing.  Listening to it makes me want to put my feet up and watch the world go by.


All about that bass

Continuing with the bass theme…. it’s just too easy.

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Double bass hit

A little music baseball humor for our Friday.  I’m not sure whether swinging that giant instrument would make it easier or harder to make contact with a 100 mph pitch.

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“Philadelphia Fillies,” by Del Reeves

In this 1970s song, Del Reeves manages to turn a list of Major League Baseball team names into a song about girls.  I took a moment to look up the word “filly,” which I somehow had never heard before.  It turns out that a filly is a young female horse — essentially the female version of a colt.


“Monument Park,” The Baseball Project

I seem to be on a theme of nostalgia lately, but I suppose there is nothing wrong with that, especially when it comes to baseball.  It’s also been awhile since I posted a song by The Baseball Project, so here’s to mending that oversight.  Enjoy!